Lots o’ Laffs

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Everyone has a friend or two who is worthy of novelty or amusing greeting, birthday or anniversary cards. There are indeed a lot to choose from. In the ’60s this was one of the popular brands of the day:


Drawn in the famous Nebbish style, the cards had an easy-going put-down quality that lightly insulted the receiver while showing off the passive aggressive wit of the sender. Here are some that may bring back a memory or two.


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Steven Heller is the co-chair of the SVA MFA Designer /Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program, writes frequently for Wired and Design Observer. He is also the author of over 170 books on design and visual culture. He received the 1999 AIGA Medal and is the 2011 recipient of the Smithsonian National Design Award.View all posts by Steven Heller →